Posted 01 January 2013 - 17:35
I really think you guys should drop the term "core gaming" altogether. It's a stupid term of which no one can agree upon for anything.
I do agree with the fact that Nintendo has always felt like the console that's lacked choice though. My friends and I have only ever purchased the console for the Nintendo games, and when they're not being played, they pretty much sit and collect dust. The Wii for example only gets turned on for Brawl, or maybe Mario Party. There's nothing wrong with all-ages sort of games, but I want to play Dark Souls and the like too.
I think it all started with the N64 that had extremely few RPGs for one thing (Ogre Battle 64, Aidyn Chronicles, and Quest64 were probably the only ones?). They at least had a decent controller for FPS games though, which made games like Doom64, Turok, Goldeneye and such great. Then they seemed to lose that as well, where by the GameCube, Metroid was the only memorable experience for me. Once again, going back to the reliance on first-party Nintendo titles to sort of carry the console.
Basically, I just want to be able to play Nintendo games, without any sort of limitation to what else the console can do. The Wii U might be a step up, but right now, I'm waiting to see what MS and Sony do because I don't want to have another console that's not gonna get the latest and greatest games again.
As for the next versions of the Sony and MS consoles, well... I'm game for either team. I think it's just a matter of seeing what each will be able to do. Hopefully, there's a release in 2013 so that neither PC or console gaming is getting the short end of the stick.